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What’s next for Watertown’s $10 million downtown initiative?

But Lisa Nagle, a consultant who helped the city put together the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative, said it might take a while before the projects can get off the ground.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-08-19 20:55:00

Black River woman sentenced for drug possession

WATERTOWN — Alyssa R. McGinnis, 24, Black River, was sentenced to three years in state prison, two years of post-release supervision and the forfeiture of $1,864.17 on Friday in Jefferson County Court. She was sentenced to a concurrent sentence of one year in prison and two years of post-release sup

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-08-19 05:15:00

Watertown Police seeking information about fake hostage phone call

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Watertown Police are seeking to identify a caller who claimed he was holding his family hostage, but when officers arrived found nothing was wrong.

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-08-19 06:09:48

More repairs needed to Watertown’s hydro plant

WATERTOWN — City Council members will be asked to spend another $76,000 in necessary repairs to the city’s hydroelectric plant on Marble Street, this time to fix a 90-foot-long crack in a wall of the building.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-08-20 00:30:00

Adams Center man charged with drunken diving

RODMAN — Lance W. Connell, 49, Adams Center, was charged by state police at 5:17 p.m. Friday on County Route 155 in the town of Rodman with felony driving while intoxicated and driving on the shoulder. Troopers said he was previously convicted of DWI within the past 10 years. Troopers did not provid

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-08-18 21:48:00

Watertown PD asks public for help after bogus hostage 911 call

WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- A bogus 911 call in Watertown on Saturday night led to a huge police response at a home on Haley Street, and now police are asking the public for help finding the caller.

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-08-19 13:57:00

Goodyear Blimp may land at Watertown Airport

If the weather cooperates, this would be the first time that Wingfoot One has visited Watertown Int’l Airport, last year we hosted Wingfoot Two on its way to the 150th celebration in Canada.


Open house features upcoming projects at the Materials Management Facility in Rodman

“We open up the landfill and invite the public to see what we do at the facility, to learn about other projects DANC works on and to learn more about its partnering organizations,” said Laurie A. Marr, director of communications for DANC.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-08-20 00:30:00

Trailer for Viggo Mortensen’s new film, ‘The Green Book,’ is released

The trailer for “The Green Book,” starring 1976 Watertown High School and 1980 St. Lawrence University graduate Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, was released this week, and the movie already has people talking Academy Awards nominations for the two men.


Maurice Kenny on Walk of Fame

SARANAC LAKE — A crowd gathered at the Saranac Lake Free Library on Thursday during the Art Walk to celebrate the unveiling of the latest plaque in the village’s Walk of Fame, bearing the name of one of its most beloved and prolific artists, Maurice Kenny.


Watertown man charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault, resisting arrest

WATERTOWN — City police on Tuesday charged Gene D. Rivers III, 32, 177 Mechanic St., with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, assault with the intent to cause physical injury and resisting arrest, all class A misdemeanors.


College football: Syracuse to hold Fort Drum Youth Football Day on Sunday

SYRACUSE — The Syracuse University football program is holding a Fort Drum Youth Football Day on Sunday at the Ensley Athletic Center on East Colvin Street in Syracuse.The team will host the children of Fort Drum military families in various activities, including a skills clinic and autograph sessio


Dexter woman charged with aggravated DWI

WATERTOWN — Sherry A. Ayen, 53, of 24979 Road 416, Dexter, was charged by city police at 6:30 p.m. Monday in a Washington Street parking lot with aggravated driving while intoxicated.


Shareholder sues Watertown Golf Club over proposed asset sale

Mr. Kogut, who owns 75 shares of the club’s stock, said Mr. Lundy has offered $35 a share for a majority of the club’s 1758.5 shares, or about $600,000, while developer P.J. Simao has offered about $150,000 more. The club has “ignored” Mr. Simao’s offer, according to court documents.


Barn wood sale this weekend in Carthage

Greg Millard, owner and operator of Greg’s Handyman Service for more than 20 years, was asked by landowner Warren Fargo to disassemble a barn that sat on the Route 45 property his family purchased in 1941.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-08-19 00:30:00

The 34th Annual Bravo Italiano Festival

The 34thAnnual Bravo Italiano Festival is taking place this year on Friday, August 24ththrough Sunday, August 26thas it returns to the Watertown Fairgrounds Arena.


Police charge several people with DWI, related offenses

Aric James Donaldson, 26, of 99108 Forrest Drive, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving a motor vehicle on a sidewalk and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Under state law, a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes intoxication. Aggravat


Cruisin’ event to be held in Sackets Harbor

The car, truck and bike show will feature classic cars, music, food, raffles and new this year — antique fire equipment.


BREAKING: Severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Jefferson County

The Weather Service spotted the storm near Clayton, moving east about 25 miles per hour, with potential gusts of wind up to 60 miles an hour and golf-ball-sized hail. Around 5 p.m., the weather service said the storm stretched from Cape Vincent to Kring Point State Park and was currently passing ove


Blood drive set at Watertown Municipal Arena

WATERTOWN — A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Watertown Municipal Arena.The American Red Cross and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring the blood drive at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive.Appointments are encouraged but wa